Dems: Romney Just 'Business in Bermuda'

Gibbs et al slam candidate's foreign finances

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 8, 2012 12:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Salivating Democrats jumped all over Mitt Romney's foreign finances today, painting the candidate as an out-of-touch rich guy stuffing his cash in offshore mattresses—and in the case of Robert Gibbs, suggesting that Romney may have crossed legal boundaries. "We don't know" if Romney has acted illegally, Gibbs said. "The best way to see if Mitt Romney is complying with America tax law is to have him release more of his tax returns." Quipped Gibbs: "This is a guy whose slogan is 'Believe in America' and it should be 'Business in Bermuda.'" Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz piles on: “Americans need to ask themselves: Why does an American businessman need a Swiss bank account and secretive investments like that?”
  • And Martin O'Malley: “He wants to make it even easier for very wealthy people to avoid paying taxes, to offshore American jobs, and to maintain their Swiss bank accounts while our roads and bridges and levies crumble."
  • John McCain on Syria: "How many more have to die before we take action? We need to show, first, leadership. The president of the United States should be speaking out for the people of Syria," McCain said, adding that, "Russian arms are pouring in, Iranians are on the ground. We need to establish a sanctuary so that they can organize."
  • Mitch McConnell on if he's sorry he voted for John Roberts: "No, I'm not. I was extremely disappointed (by the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare). The chief justice, however, did make it clear that the mandate was a tax."
  • Bill Kristol on Romney: “President Obama had three disappointing months, but he's holding his own. And if I were in the Romney campaign, that would worry me."
  • Wasserman Schultz on Florida-New Hampshire roadtrip with kids, husband, four dogs, and cat: “And all of the dogs were actually in the car! So I proved it can be done.”
  • Reince Priebus on aforementioned roadtrip and job numbers: “I don't know if she is on vacation in New Hampshire or on Mars. The fact of the matter is people are not better off today than they were three or four years ago, and the statistics bear it out."

Robert Gibbs speak before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.
Robert Gibbs speak before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
Robert Gibbs led Democrats' charge today against Mitt Romney, assailing the candidate's foreign financial dealings.
Robert Gibbs led Democrats' charge today against Mitt Romney, assailing the candidate's foreign financial dealings.   (Getty Images)
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